Follow live: Siemian finds Thomas for 4-yard TD

Trevor Siemian and the Broncos started to find their rhythm in the second quarter, as Demaryius Thomas added to Denver's lead with a 4-yard touchdown.

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Players recall how the biggest plays of Week 7 went down

Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves the bench to become a hero; Adam Vinatieri adds another record to his legacy; A.J. Green makes a miracle catch; Damien Williams gets a little help from his Dolphins into the end zone. Listen to the stars describe the big moments.

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1dDan Graziano

The clock is ticking on the Vikings

Every time Sam Bradford drops back to pass, it's one one-thousand, two one-thousand -- a ticking clock until he gets hit. And thus, the Vikings' season is a season in jeopardy.


Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos defense won't be thrilled they've surrendered 101 rushing yards with six minutes gone in the third quarter, but they have left the Texans with little room to work overall as Houston has 58 passing yards.


Naturally, Osweiler completed a pass thrown 12 yards downfield on the very next play.


Neither QB in this game has completed a pass more than 10 yards downfield. They are a combined 0-for-5 on such throws.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos trainers are looking at defensive end Derek Wolfe's left leg. He is walking to the bench.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos have paid Trevor Siemian $216,176 so far this season. The Texans have paid Brock Osweiler $18.6 million since acquiring him.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Will Fuller V's past 12 quarters of football: 14 targets, 0 fantasy points. Certainly boom/bust to date, but at least his schedule begins to get better next week (vs. Lions).

ESPN @espn

The Seahawks and Cardinals' Sunday game ended in the first tie since 2014. Should the NFL get rid of ties? VOTE: es.pn/2eBrIiZ

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At halftime Broncos with a 14-6 lead at halftime and have rushed for 96 yards in the first half, which is more yards than they've rushed for in each of the last four games. C.J, Anderson has 54 yards on seven carries and Devontae Booker has 42 yards on six carries.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Broncos are leaning on the quick passing game tonight. That produced a touchdown for Demaryius Thomas fantasy owners on the out route inside the five-yard line. However, Thomas is only averaging 6.2 yards per catch. At the half, Thomas has five receptions (on seven targets) for just 31 yards to go along with his touchdown grab.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I'm going to go contrarian and give Gary Kubiak the benefit of the doubt on deciding not to push for a field goal before halftime. For the most part this season, he has pushed the right buttons with a Broncos offense that looked much, much worse in the one game he did not coach this season. There's nothing to suggest that this game is going to be a shootout and he's got 14 points already.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson -- safe for another week on Dancing with the Stars. He advances to next week, as did other athletes Ryan Lochte, James Hinchcliffe and Laurie Hernandez.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans QB Brock Osweiler has struggled in his return to Denver, going 9-for-17 for 46 yards in six first-half possessions against the Broncos. Houston trails 14-6 at halftime. The Houston offense has not been able to get into a rhythm, and has just four first downs in the half. The defense played well to start the game, but gave up touchdowns on back-to-back possessions to take a 14-6 lead.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

With Nov. 1 trade deadline one week from Tuesday, 49ers now open to trading WR Torrey Smith, per sources. Multiple teams have shown interest

Field Yates @FieldYates

Jadeveon Clowney is still getting there as a pass rusher, but he's an unquestioned force defending the run. Rock solid.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Ajayi's last two games: 418 rushing yards. Arian Foster's last two games: 8 rushing yards. It's clear the Dolphins were going in another direction. Foster, who was playing hurt, decided to retire Monday night.